Trash Removal

Waste Removal Information

On July 1, 2003, the City of Center Line residents began to participate in a curbside recycling program. The existing mixed waste collection and compost (yard waste) program will also continue. This new service is a result of the new contract that the City of Center Line has entered into with GFL Environmental Inc. Residents pick up schedule will remain as it has in the past as follows:

  • Tuesday: East of Van Dyke to Lorraine from Stephens Drive north to Harding.
  • Wednesday: East of Van Dyke to Lorraine from Central north to Potomac.
  • Thursday: West of Van Dyke from I-696 south to the southern city limits including the north side of Wood Street.


Curbside Placement Time Frame

Since yard waste is picked up by a separate truck, any one of the other materials may be picked up several hours prior to or after the pickup of your solid waste and recyclables. However, it is necessary that yard waste, recyclables and solid waste be placed at the curb no earlier than the evening before the scheduled pick up, and no later than 7 a.m, on the pickup day. This will ensure that all solid waste, yard waste, and recyclables will be picked up in a timely fashion. Failure to place your waste containers during the required times, will result in your containers not being picked up.

Yard waste is picked up only from April 1st to November 30th of each year. However, solid waste and recycling will be on a year-around schedule.

Further Information

If you have any questions or concerns, or you wish to notify GFL (Green For Life)  of a special pick up on your designated pick up day, i.e, refrigerator, stove, etc, please call one of the following numbers:

  • GFL Phone: 866-772-8900 or 844-464-3587
  • City of Center Line Phone: 586-757-6800

Working together, residents can make a difference in providing a safe environment in their home and help stop the unnecessary waste of recyclable items being deposited in landfills.